Manish co-founded Shashi Group and serves as its Co-Chairman. Shashi owns and operates one of the most premium hospitality asset-portfolio in Silicon Valley. Manish also co-founded Techne Infiniti Ventures and serves as the Co-Chairman & Managing Director of the fund. Techne is a venture fund focused on investing in next generation hospitality technology startups and platforms.
Manish has worked extensively in the technology industry before venturing into hospitality & investments. He has experience as a founder & CEO, and has led & structured joint ventures, acquisitions, partnerships, sales, operations, and investments across technology and hospitality industries. He has led over a billion dollars of deals and has structured debt and equity transactions with some of the leading private equity funds, hedge funds, pension funds, credit unions, banks and other financial institutions in the country.
Prior to Shashi, Manish was the founder and CEO of Panache Services. Manish built Panache from a power point concept to a profitable global technology company spanning three continents. Panache provided software engineering & platform solutions to some of the leading software, telecom, biotech, technology infrastructure, opensource, database, and semiconductor companies in the world. Previously, as an officer and EVP Operations at Zamba Corporation, a publicly traded technology company, Manish helped transform Zamba from a niche technology player into a leading integrated CRM and data analytics solutions provider in the US. Under Manish’s leadership Zamba was recognized for the first time by leading industry analyst (Gartner Group and IDC) as a leader for CRM services, challenging the incumbent “Big 5” consulting companies. Manish also worked with KPMG Consulting as the Global Director and led the CRM solutions for North America and worked with Ernst & Young LLP, New York office in a variety of management roles. Manish started out writing artificial intelligence & expert systems applications for microprocessors.
Manish has a BS in Computer Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka and an MBA in Global Service Operations Management from William E. Simon School of Business, University of Rochester, New York. Manish lives with his wife and 2 daughters in Saratoga, California and enjoys hiking, biking, travel, cooking and California reds.